Armagh offering class deal for supporters looking to watch championship games this weekend 2 years ago

Armagh offering class deal for supporters looking to watch championship games this weekend

Club championship season is well underway, and the Armagh county board will be hoping this cracker deal will entice huge crowds to the Athletic Grounds this weekend.

Between heavy hitters and rising stars. Armagh city is the place to be this weekend for your fill of GAA action.

All the big championships need settled in the Orchard county, and Armagh GAA have decided to split it up brilliantly over the space of a weekend that will see six games take place over three days.


It all kicks off on Friday night at 6.45pm. South Armagh side Mullaghbawn take on North Armagh outfit Wolfe Tones in an intermediate semi-final that will have pulses racing.

It doesn't stop there, the intermediate tie is only just the appetiser.

At 8.30pm we get one the most intriguing games of the weekend in Ireland as Division 1A league winners Ballymacnab take on 2016 championship winners Maghery for a place in this year's senior final.


A host of county stars will be on show including Orchard county captains Rory Grugan (Ballymacnab) and Aidan Forker (Maghery).


Fans who haven't seen this Maghery outfit play in the flesh may be intrigued by the prospect of watching Forker line out at full forward, a position he is so rarely seen in at inter-county level.


Saturday is well and truly final day in the Athletic Grounds as two trophies are up for grabs.

First up is the minor championship final between heavy-hitters Crossmaglen Rangers and Armagh Harps in a match that will feature plenty of future stars for supporters to fawn over.


The second final of the evening is the junior championship final between Keady Michael Dwyers and An Port Mór. A mid-Armagh derby that will go right down to the wire.

The bumper weekend concludes on Sunday evening, and it begins with the second intermediate semi-final of the weekend. Another South vs North tie as Shane O'Neills from Camlough take on Lurgan outfit St. Peters.

St.Peters have been touted as favourites for the competition all season, and following their promotion to Division 1B, they will be disappointed if they don't come away with a final berth on Sunday evening.



The showpiece game of the weekend is a huge.. huge derby match between St. Patrick's Cullyhanna and former kingpins Crossmaglen Rangers.

Most neutrals will be expecting a victory for Cross', however don't be banking on it against their neighbours who have been knocking at the door for the past number of seasons.

What a bumper weekend of action for supporters to get their teeth into.

Armagh GAA are advertising an Athletic Grounds Weekend Pass for £25.. six games for that price, now that can't be a bad shout.

Oh! and just in case you can't make the game, all six will be live streamed on the fantastic Armagh TV service.

Orchard county fans have no excuse this weekend.